Antietam/Advanced Cable

Ease of Access to Data and Ability to Act on the Data in Real Time Drove Antietam/Advanced Cable to Choose OpenVault
Wayne, NJ; (Monday, JULY 29, 2013) – OpenVault, the leading provider of easy-to-use tools to help Multiple System Operators (MSOs) increase revenues, reduce costs and manage growth, is today announcing that Maryland based Antietam Cable and Florida based Advanced Cable have selected OpenVault’s suite of Broadband services and management tools to support its operations and management of High Speed Data (HSD) subscribers.
OpenVault’s solutions allow MSOs to collect and analyze network data to better understand how subscribers are using broadband services and better forecast network requirements. It also provides subscribers with up to date usage information and automatically optimizes available bandwidth across the network, helping to ensure a higher level of service for all subscribers.
Lower Costs And Better Service
MSO’s need more than just the ability to monitor broadband data usage levels; they need to be able to support their subscribers by quickly and automatically balancing usage in the network at an individual level.  This can only be achieved through automated collection, analytics and policy management. Ultimately, this creates a better, more consistent experience for all subscribers. This approach also dramatically lowers costs by allowing the operators to extend the life of their existing infrastructure – deferring the cost of capacity upgrades, which routinely exceed an average of $15 per subscriber per year.
“We selected OpenVault for several reasons,” said Antietam’s President Brian Lynch.  “OpenVault’s platform doesn’t just collect a lot of data, which we then have to interpret. They actually deliver answers.  This allows us to make better product development decisions, and enhances network planning. We have had experience with another vendor’s IPDR collection system in the past, but it lacked the insight and flexibility we require. We know the positive impact a solution like OpenVault’s will have on one of the most important services we offer our subscribers.”
Complete Solution
“When we first met with Antietam Cable, I was glad to hear that they already knew IPDR records could be leveraged to help manage their HSD business.  What was really exciting though was that they understood that they needed more than just the ability to count data usage.   They knew the value in having the tools to analyze IPDR records to help drive new revenues, and to manage their network at a more granular level to continue to provide great service to their subscribers,” said Rich Evans EVP of Sales & Marketing for OpenVault.
No Additional Hardware Required
OpenVault’s solution requires no hardware to be deployed within the operator’s network. The entire solution is cloud-based, from the data collection and analytics to the bandwidth management policy enforcement.
About Antietam Cable
Antietam Cable, a privately owned corporation, was founded in 1966. Antietam Cable provides cable television and high-speed Internet services to residents and businesses in Washington County, MD with offices in Hagerstown, MD.
About OpenVault
OpenVault helps MSOs better manage their networks, saving time and costs while increasing revenue and subscriber satisfaction. Network operators use OpenVault’s easy-to-use tools to dramatically improve visibility into their networks and to automate management functions to proactively handle congestion, ensuring capacity is available for all subscribers. The solution is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, allowing service providers to immediately realize benefits without large up-front costs.